More Than You Bargained For

And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

Mark 2:1-12

Have you ever started a project or agreed to help someone without thinking it through ahead of time? Did you get in the middle of the job and with exasperation said, “This is more than I bargained for.”?

When we get access to Jesus, it is just like that, but in a wonderful and joyful way!

The man sick of the palsy wanted to be healed, but he walked away healed and FORGIVEN!

Zaccheus just wanted to get a look at the Messiah, but he ended up fellowshipping with Jesus in his home all evening!

The woman sick with an issue of blood just wanted to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment, but she got to have face to fellowship with the King of kings and Lord of lords!

My point is this. Your efforts to draw nigh to Jesus will not be in vain. In fact, when you do find yourself in fellowship with Jesus, it will be more than you bargained for. And it will be amazing!

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